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Monday, October 31, 2011

Saturday, October 29, 2011

What Happens When the Average Lifespan is 150 Years?

http://science.slashdot.org/firehose.pl?op=view&type=story&sid=11/10/17/0333248

Pi Computed To 10 Trillion Digits

http://science.slashdot.org/firehose.pl?op=view&type=story&sid=11/10/17/0320259

All-Electric DeLorean Car To Hit the Streets In 2013

http://tech.slashdot.org/firehose.pl?op=view&type=story&sid=11/10/17/2217221

Electrical Power From Humans

http://hardware.slashdot.org/firehose.pl?op=view&type=story&sid=11/10/17/1749258

Dark Matter Gets More Mysterious

http://bigthink.com/ideas/40737

Why Peak Oil Is a Dangerous Lie

http://bigthink.com/ideas/40736

Spaceport America

http://bigthink.com/ideas/40732

Meet the Foam Changeshaper Robots

http://bigthink.com/ideas/40757

New Camera Promises 'Living' Images

http://bigthink.com/ideas/40749

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Tram

http://bigthink.com/ideas/40748

“Dark matter” mystery deepens

http://www.world-science.net/othernews/111017_darkmatter.htm

European ban on stem-cell patents has a silver lining

http://www.nature.com/news/2011/111024/full/478441a.html

Brazilian scientists fight for cut of oil royalties

http://www.nature.com/news/2011/111024/full/news.2011.610.html

Antibody offers hope for multiple sclerosis treatment

http://www.nature.com/news/2011/111024/full/news.2011.609.html

1 MW Cold Fusion Plant Supposedly To Come Online

http://hardware.slashdot.org/firehose.pl?op=view&type=story&sid=11/10/28/030244

Can the Earth Support Seven Billion?

http://bigthink.com/ideas/40796

The 'flying Humvee' gets off the ground as U.S. military plans first all-terrain, bullet-proof warcraft by next year

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2054005/The-flying-Humvee-gets-ground-U-S-military-plans-terrain-bullet-proof-warcraft-year.html#ixzz1bzFrlxjY

Speed-of-light experiment to be repeated

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news/8855507/Speed-of-light-experiment-to-be-repeated.html

Friday, October 28, 2011

IQ 'can change in teenage years' By David Shukman

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-15369851

Quantum Levitation (video)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Ws6AAhTw7RA

‘Star Wars’ as alternative to missile defense

http://rt.com/politics/missile-defense-earth-nato-085/

Antibiotics Could be to Blame for Skyrocketing Mental Illness Rates

http://naturalsociety.com/antibiotics-could-be-to-blame-for-skyrocketing-mental-illness-rates/

Clovis Theory Speared

http://globalwarming-arclein.blogspot.com/2011/10/clovis-theory-speared.html

Will We Engineer a New Human Species?

http://bigthink.com/ideas/40780

A Universal Flu Vaccine Is Close

http://bigthink.com/ideas/40778

Can Technology Save American Health Care?

http://bigthink.com/ideas/40775

Rethinking Higher Education

http://bigthink.com/ideas/40852

Dreams read by brain scanner for the first time

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn20934-dreams-read-by-brain-scanner-for-the-first-time.html

HKU Astronomers Discover Complex Organic Matter in the Universe

http://www.hku.hk/press/news_detail_6633.html

Friday, October 14, 2011

Borrowing from Brightly-Colored Birds: Physicists Develop Lasers Inspired by Nature

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/10/111012113557.htm

Potential New Drugs Plug Brain's Biological 'Vacuum Cleaner' and Target HIV

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/10/111012113550.htm

Erasing History? Temporal Cloaks Adjust Light's Throttle to Hide an Event in Time

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/10/111012113554.htm

New Saudi Arabias of Solar Energy: Himalaya Mountains, Andes, Antarctica

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/10/111012113547.htm

T. Rex Was Bigger and Grew Faster Than Previously Thought, Computational Analysis Reveals

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/10/111012185634.htm

First Physical Evidence Bilingualism Delays Onset of Alzheimer's Symptoms

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/10/111013121701.htm

Next Stage of Heart Function Testing: New Highly Sensitive Technique Gives Better Clues to Future Cardiac Events in Heart Patients

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/10/111010074900.htm

Distant Galaxies Reveal the Clearing of the Cosmic Fog; New VLT Observations Chart Timeline of Reionization

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/10/111012083641.htm

Oldest Fossil Rodents in South America Discovered; Find Is 10 Million Years Older and Confirms Animals from Africa

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/10/111011192420.htm

Clearing the 'Cosmic Fog' of the Early Universe: Massive Stars May Be Responsible

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/10/111012113756.htm

Hospital Superbug Debugged

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/10/111013184807.htm

High Blood Pressure Is Linked to Increased Risk of Developing or Dying from Cancer

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/09/110926182618.htm

From Blue Whales to Earthworms, a Common Mechanism Gives Shape to Living Beings

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/10/111013153943.htm

Schizophrenia Genetics Linked to Disruption in How Brain Processes Sound

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/10/111013153945.htm

Scientists Discover an Organizing Principle for Our Sense of Smell Based On Pleasantness

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/09/110926104624.htm

Glow-In-The-Dark Millipede Says 'Stay Away'

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/09/110926131805.htm

Older Fathers No Detriment to Their Children's Grades, Study Suggests

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/09/110922093955.htm

Changing Race by Changing Clothes? Stereotypes and Status Symbols Impact If a Face Is Viewed as Black or White

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/09/110926173121.htm

Fat Around Heart May Be Early Indicator of Coronary Disease

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/08/110816084450.htm

DNA Construction Software Saves Time, Resources and Money

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/08/110816133115.htm

Paul Allen: The Singularity Isn't Near

http://www.freedomsphoenix.com/News/097801-2011-10-14-paul-allen-the-singularity-isnt-near.htm

Goodbye, Knowledge Workers. Hello, Insight Workers!

http://bigthink.com/ideas/40650

E.O. Wilson Still Revolutionizing Biology

http://bigthink.com/ideas/40670

The woman who aged from 23 to 73 in 'a few days' Doctors speculate she may have entirely new syndrome

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2048678/Nguyen-Thi-Phuong-Vietnamese-woman-went-age-23-73-days.html

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Scientists sequence the full Black Death genome and find the mother of all plagues | Not Exactly Rocket Science

http://olddogg.com/science/scientists-sequence-the-full-black-death-genome-and-find-the-mother-of-all-plagues-%7C-not-exactly-rocket-science/

The Race for Antarctica's Lost Lakes

http://bigthink.com/ideas/40626

Earth's Oceans Delivered by Comets?

http://bigthink.com/ideas/40624

Ray Kurzweil: The Six Epochs of Technology Evolution

http://bigthink.com/ideas/40291

Human Psychology in Space

http://bigthink.com/ideas/40623

Neutrinos Didn't Break Light Speed

http://bigthink.com/ideas/40627

Canary Islands El Hierro showing Inflation

http://globalrumblings.blogspot.com/2011/10/canary-islands-el-hierro-showing.html

Aurora as Seen from Space

http://www.freedomsphoenix.com/News/097634-2011-10-11-aurora-as-seen-from-space.htm

Investor Says Momentum Builds for Breakup of Research in Motion

http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2011/10/11/investor-says-momentum-builds-for-blackberry-break-up/

Vitamins linked with higher death risk in older women

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-15238610

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Breathing New Life Into Earth: Evidence of Early Oxygen in the Oceans of Our Planet

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/08/110816112118.htm

Cosmological Evolution of Dark Matter Is Similar to That of Visible Matter

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/07/110721102021.htm

Dark Beer Has More Iron Than Pale Beer or Non-Alcoholic Beer

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/08/110811084511.htm

When You Can Recite a Poem but Not Remember Who Asked You to Learn It a Few Days Earlier

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/08/110811084516.htm

Like Humans, Chimps Are Born With Immature Forebrains

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/08/110811121326.htm

If Fat Dogs Are Cool, Could Fat People Be, Too?

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/08/110812162549.htm

Physicists Localize 3-D Matter Waves for First Time

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/10/111007161644.htm

Reefs Recovered Faster After Mass Extinction Than First Thought

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/09/110930102802.htm

Raising 'Good' Cholesterol Levels Reduces Heart Attack and Stroke Risk in Diabetes Patients

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/10/111007103225.htm

A New Species of 'Gigantic' Mollusc Has Been Discovered in the Antarctic Waters

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/10/111006084232.htm

Electricity from the Nose: Engineers Make Power from Human Respiration

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/10/111003234642.htm

Brain Memory Finding May Help Schizophrenia Research

http://www.foxnews.com/health/2011/10/05/brain-memory-finding-may-help-schizophrenia-research/

Why the Brain Loses Touch With Reality

http://bigthink.com/ideas/40576

Friday, October 7, 2011

You Can Wash Away Your Troubles, With Soap

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/10/111005180516.htm

Triple Rainbows Exist, Photo Evidence Shows

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/10/111005111001.htm

Evidence Found for the Genetic Basis of Autism: Models of Autism Show That Gene Copy Number Controls Brain Structure and Behavior

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/10/111003151819.htm

Illusory Memories Can Have Salutary Effects

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/10/111005170739.htm

First Comet Found With Ocean-Like Water

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/10/111005131654.htm

Think You’re in Poor Health? It Could Increase Your Odds of Dementia

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/10/111005170716.htm

Acoustic Cloak: Closer to Achieving the Acoustic Undetectability of Objects

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/09/110920095255.htm

Death from Above: Parasite Wasps Attacking Ants from the Air Filmed for the First Time

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/08/110829114554.htm

Hundreds of Undiscovered Artifacts Found at Gallipoli Battlefield

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/10/111005110748.htm

Krypton Hall Effect Thruster for Spacecraft Propulsion

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/10/111006084023.htm

Decade of Effort Yields Diabetes Susceptibility Gene

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/10/111006173434.htm

Engineers: Non-Compete Agreements Have High Cost for Employees

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/10/111005131703.htm

Is Chivalry the Norm for Insects?

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/10/111006125406.htm

Biochemists Identify How Tissue Cells Detect and Perfect

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/10/111006125404.htm

Lungfish Provides Insight to Life On Land: 'Humans Are Just Modified Fish'

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/10/111004180106.htm

Dioxin-Like Chemical Messenger Makes Brain Tumors More Aggressive

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/10/111006102615.htm

New Technique for Understanding Quantum Effects in Water

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/10/111004132706.htm

Modified iPhone Can Detect Blood Disorders

http://www.technologyreview.com/communications/38793/page1/

U.S. Panel Says No to Prostate Screening for Healthy Men

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/07/health/07prostate.html

New study reveals Alzheimer's may be transmissible

http://www.freedomsphoenix.com/News/097466-2011-10-06-new-study-reveals-alzheimers-may-be-transmissible.htm

Thursday, October 6, 2011

US Military To Field Test "Throwable" Robots

http://hardware.slashdot.org/firehose.pl?op=view&type=story&sid=11/10/05/1911250

Dan Shechtman Wins Chemistry Nobel For Quasicrystals

http://science.slashdot.org/firehose.pl?op=view&type=story&sid=11/10/05/1331228

2011 Nobel Prize In Physics

http://science.slashdot.org/firehose.pl?op=view&type=story&sid=11/10/05/0540236

US Scientists Invited To Russian Yeti Hunt

http://idle.slashdot.org/firehose.pl?op=view&type=story&sid=11/10/05/1940203

175 MPH Student-Built EV Smashes Speed Record

http://tech.slashdot.org/firehose.pl?op=view&type=story&sid=11/10/05/0426258

India Launches $35 Tablet

http://tech.slashdot.org/firehose.pl?op=view&type=story&sid=11/10/05/1711248

Neal Stephenson On 'Innovation Starvation'

http://science.slashdot.org/firehose.pl?op=view&type=story&sid=11/10/05/167241

Human 'cloning' makes embryonic stem cells By James Gallagher

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-15181015

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Quantum life: The weirdness inside us

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21128321.500-quantum-life-the-weirdness-inside-us.html

Scientists: Our basic cosmological perception of universe may be wrong

http://www.freedomsphoenix.com/News/097314-2011-10-03-scientists-our-basic-cosmological-perception-of-universe-may-be-wrong.htm

Beyond the bomb: Science and the military

http://www.nature.com/news/specials/military/index.html

Nobel announcement marred by winner's death Immunology takes prize for medicine, but award comes three days too late for one recipient.

http://www.nature.com/news/2011/111003/full/478013a.html

Saturn's moon has never-ending winter Millions of years of snowfall on Enceladus boost promise of subsurface ocean.

http://www.nature.com/news/2011/111003/full/news.2011.569.html

Renewable rubber hits the road Deal between Amyris and Michelin highlights industry's hunt for a profitable niche.

http://www.nature.com/news/2011/110930/full/news.2011.568.html

Scientists push for agricultural monitoring

http://www.nature.com/news/2011/110930/full/news.2011.566.html

Ask Slashdot: How to Exploit Post-Cataract Ultraviolet Vision?

http://ask.slashdot.org/firehose.pl?op=view&type=story&sid=11/10/02/1937232

Regular aspirin users at higher risk of sight problems, research suggests

http://olddogg.com/Health/regular-aspirin-users-at-higher-risk-of-sight-problems-research-suggests/

Explosive Studies of Universe's Expansion Win Nobel Prize in Physics

http://richarddawkins.net/articles/643350-explosive-studies-of-universe-s-expansion-win-nobel-prize-in-physics

Remedy Is Elusive as Metallic Hips Fail at a Fast Rate

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/01/health/01hip.html